New York City, July 2021: From the Bronx to Harlem and now on his way to Tokyo, fencer and Olympian Daryl Homer beat the odds and became the first American in over 100 years to win silver in individual men’s saber in Rio in 2016. Now he aims for gold in Tokyo. This profile offers a look at Daryl’s intense training and preparations in the final days before he join his teammates on their way to Japan.
DARYL HOMER COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
- Four-time NCAA All-American (2009-13)
- Olympic Games London 2012
- 2015 Pan American Games, gold (team)
- First U.S. men’s fencer to medal in saber at the Senior World Championships (2015)
- Olympic Games Rio 2016, silver (individual)
- 2019 Senior World and Pan American Championship Team
- 2019 Pan American Fencing Championships, gold (team), silver (individual)
- 2019 Pan American Games, gold (individual, team)
Coming off his incredible success at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, Daryl understands that mind and body aren’t separate in sport. He meditates and works with his sports psychologist while planning his return to the world stage. He’s thankful for his team, who have molded him into the athlete he is today. His coach has taught him to value patience. His mother has been an example of toughness and perseverance. And, his sister acts as his voice of reason. This time around, however, Daryl doesn’t just want to repeat his success – he wants to elevate the sport. His goal is to shine a new light on fencing, and show people the human side of being an athlete.
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